A former Nigerian senate president in the Second Republic Joseph Wayas Thursday died in a London hospital.
He was aged 80.
Wayas was born in Basang, Obudu, Cross River State on May 21, 1941.
He had his secondary school education at Dennis Memorial Grammar School, Onitsha before he went to the United Kingdom where he studied at the Higher Tottenham Technical College, London.
The former senate president also attended the West Bromwich College of Commerce, Science and Technology, Birmingham and Aston University, Birmingham.
Wayas was a founding member of the now-defunct All People’s Party (APP). He later joined the opposition People’s Democratic Party in 2002